Episode 57

In part 3 of our new miniseries on "big emotions", we're talking about shame! What is the difference between shame and guilt? Why are we so afraid of our bodies? Can shame be helpful? Let's talk about it! 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

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Elevating the Discourse with Mark Bloom (Science Professor)

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Episode 56

In part 2 of our new Sinai and Synapses interview series, we are talking with a familiar guest. It's friend of the show, Dr Mark Bloom! He is a Professor of biology and science education at Dallas Baptist University where he focuses on teaching science to non-science majors. His research focuses on the perceived conflicts and creative collaboration between science and religion. He cares deeply about helping people to overcome ignorance so that we can learn to love our neighbors. 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

Big Emotions Part 2 (Disgust)

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(CW: homophobia and transphobia, discussion around disgust as a response to LGBTQ+ people)

In part 2 of our new miniseries on "big emotions", we're talking about disgust! Why do we feel repelled by certain foods, smells, activities, people, or ideas? Is there a societal advantage to it, or is it an ancient biological reflex that we need to overcome? What role does religion play in regulating disgust and can it help us to overcome disgust reflexes that are counter to our moral beliefs? 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

Elevating the Discourse with Briana Pobiner (paleoanthropologist)

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In part 1 of our new Sinai and Synapses interview series, we are talking with a familiar guest, Dr Briana Pobiner. She is a paleoanthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute where she leads the Human Origins Program’s education and outreach efforts. You may remember her from episode 20 when we started our series on human origins. In this interview, we talk about what it means to be human, how to navigate our place in the world, the wonderfully messy world of science, and how we can find hope for today from the ancient bones of our ancestors. 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

Big Emotions Part 1 (Awe and Asparagus Urine)

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In part 1 of our new miniseries on "big emotions", we explore the one of the biggest emotions of all, awe. What makes something awe-inspiring? What does awe do to the brain? To the soul? To the spirit? Can we use awe to change hearts and transform painful history or are we just fooling ourselves? 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis